Metro Times has an interview with graphic novelist Deena Mohammed. “’I want my work to be respected for the content, not labeled as something just for Arab Americans, or the Arab option on the menu,’ she explains. ‘Unfortunately, pretty much every minority has the same problem of their […]
Marcia Lynx Qualey writes about Agatha Christie’s popularity and influence in the Arab world! “So many Agatha Christie novels were published in Arabic in the mid-20th century that Hercule Poirots and Miss Marples overflowed handcarts and bookshelves from Algiers to Cairo to Amman to Muscat. These original editions, […]
Mummies have been popping up everywhere in my life lately. Not literally, like turning around to find them shambling down the street behind me or accidentally disturbing their peaceful slumber in a dark corner of the closet, but in many fictional formats. I’ve discovered mummies in board games […]
Halloween looms, my dreadful darlings, have you considered your seasonal reading? Perhaps in your secret heart, not the one in your chest, but the one you have sealed in a cast glass jar and hidden high on a shelf in a cobwebbed attic or buried beneath the gelid […]
Nothing says epic romance like a timeless wonder of the ancient world! via GIPHY The popular cinemas of India face a unique problem when it comes to the escapism that makes a significant component of their recipes. If your characters need to get away, to dream, where should […]
Leah Henrickson writes about rare book heists, the film American Animals and the larcenous ways of the library of Alexandria at the Independent.